Gerald Holtom’s rarely exhibited original sketches for the peace symbol will go on view this March at the Imperial War Museum in London.
LONDON — A Lee Miller photograph often tells more than one story.
On this week’s art crime blotter: Colorado cops target artist who stacks stones, Chinese authorities not pleased about Forbidden City nude photo shoot, and murder weapon turns up in London museum.
What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.
Museums and libraries in the United Kingdom are demanding copyright reform by leaving exhibits and display cases conspicuously empty in protest. The institutions are making a stand against a law that prevents them from showing millions of unpublished documents, particularly those dating from World War I.
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) library in London is reportedly under threat as the institution faces a major budget cut.
Sometimes museums and archives don’t know the treasures they already have, collecting dust on some forlorn shelf or hidden away in a forgotten box. Through mislabeling or earlier disorganization, great works of art and history are sometimes lost for years before being “discovered” right inside the museum walls.
The architecture of war is more accurately the ruins it leaves behind, but there are structures to this destruction. An exhibition at the partially reopened Imperial War Museum in London is looking at both the rubble and the building of war.